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Shonishin Seattle WAPediatric Acupuncture is not new. It has been used to treat children for thousands of years.  It can successfully treat a wide range of conditions in babies to adolescents.  Our acupuncture for kids is safe, nearly painless and has many needless options, including cold laser. We also use pediatric tui na (Chinese massage), diet changes and supplements.

For children, acupuncture focuses on relief of symptoms, treating the root cause and prevention of future illness. Parents have an opportunity to influence their children’s future health now.  You will be introduced to the Chinese Medical way of viewing health. Acupuncture supports each stage of a child’s development and addresses inherited imbalances. Treatments often involve a dietary assessment of the child (and the breast feeding mother if applicable). It’s not just what you eat but how fresh it is, the way the food interacts with the child’s constitution, and how and when you are eating.

Lifestyle factors are very important in acupuncture for children. Our modern busy lifestyle can have a profound impact on the health and development of a child. Chinese Medicine can offset these effects. Supporting the child through acupuncture is especially important if the parents have gone through ART or if the parents were older at the time of conception.

Lindsey Lawson Acupuncture in Seattle WALindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncturist. She is passionate about healthy, happy living, food and is a regular blogger.  For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.

Acupuncture for kids Seattle WA

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By Candace McNaughton, ND

Allegies treatment and Glow Natural Health Center Seattle WAWouldn’t it be great if they would just go away?  Wouldn’t it be better if the treatment was simple and could be done at home?  Sublingual immunotherapy involves custom formulas based on your individual allergies to things like dust, mold, grasses, trees, weeds, or pets .  It’s a liquid under the tongue and is based on the same principle as allergy shots with no pain and no repeated trips to the office.  We do a blood test, I formulate the mixture based on your results, and then you take it at home.  The materials are the same that are used for allergy shots, just in oral doses, and can be used with adults or children.  The dose is slowly increased over time and is designed to reduce or eliminate your allergy or asthma symptoms.  Sublingual immunotherapy has been studied and found to be extremely safe.  Imagine freeing yourself or your children from dependence on allergy medications!

Candace McNaughton, NDTrained as a family practitioner to address acute and chronic conditions, Dr. McNaughton focuses on autoimmune disease, allergies, and digestive issues.  She facilitates healing as a knowledgeable guide and partner, helping her patients make lasting changes and achieve health goals.  She graduated from Bastyr University in 2003.  Call our office with questions or to make an appointment- 206.568.7545.

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We take the idea of cleansing and reinterpret it through the lens of East Asian medicine. Elemental DetoxIt’s called Elemental because it’s basic yet essenstial. Change your diet and your eating habits and enjoy better health. This 3 week, food based cleanse, is an opportunity to transform your body, habits and health. It supports your needs for individualized, optimal wellness.

Why Detox?

Traditional Medicine has a history of cleansing as a path toward greater health. Our environment and diets have become more and more polluted and un-natural. Processed foods, environmental toxins, and hormones in our meats are just a few things that place a heavy burden on our body. Our pathways of elimination including our digestion, liver, skin, and urination can become sluggish and less efficient in ridding our bodies of toxins. This can in turn affect a variety of things including hormones, reproductive health, mental health, allergies, digestion, skin and musculoskeletal (pain) complaints. A cleanse gives the body a break from additional stressors coming in and allows it to process and eliminate stored up toxins. The results can be incredible.

The beauty of East Asian medicine is that it is always evolving. It’s a system that can adapt to new information, adjust, and add value. When this medicine was first created there was not the level of toxicity and stress that we face every day in modern society. But now there is. Looking at the modern client it is easy to see that their systems are overwhelmed. They also often have combination patterns from an East Asian Medical view. Meaning, for example, they may be deficient (frequently cold, pale, and low energy) but also excessive (sluggish digestion, irritable, with headaches.) This situation lends itself well to treatment though the Elemental Detox.

Habitual Choices vs. Conscious Choices

This program allows you to get down to basics and align your body, mind, and spirit. It takes 3 weeks to begin a new habit. The goal is to give the body and mind a reset button. It can provide a fresh start and a clean slate that can make other aspects of treatment with acupuncture and herbs more effective. It takes commitment, but countless patients have done it and succeeded with great results.

The plan includes coaching  with Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP (billable to insurance for those with acupuncture coverage), supplements, recipe packet, and daily health recommendations.

Lindsey Lawson Acupuncture in Seattle WALindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncturist. She is passionate about healthy , happy living and a regular blogger. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.

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by Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalisttree polle

Cedar, alder, birch trees can play havoc on those suffering with tree pollen allergies in the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

  • Keep floors clean. Vacuum weekly. Take your shoes off to avoid tracking allergens indoors
  • Shower before bed. Pollen can linger on skin and hair.
  • Neti pot daily 1-2 times to wash pollen out of the sinuses
  • Get a HEPA filter for your bedroom to remove 99.97% of pollen. Make sure to clean and replace filters
  • Consider a detox diet to reduce overall inflammation in the body
  • Wash pillows and mattresses weekly in hot water (130 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • A cup of caffeinated tea in the morning can help open nasal passages
  • Monitor pollen levels and know when they are the highest. (When levels are at the highest, I like to plan a weekend away to a warmer or colder place where the tree pollen count is lower.)
  • Use freeze-dried stinging  nettles as an antihistamine. Try 300 mg 2-3 times daily.
  • Get acupuncture to relieve symptoms and promote immune function.

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